Rho Chalmers, who disclosed to the Houston Chronicle yesterday that she was a member of the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was an active delegate to the Texas Democratic Party convention during grand jury proceedings. Chalmers’ active participation in Democratic state politics is important because she claimed yesterday to the Houston Chronicle that her decision to indict Perry, a Republican, was not based on politics.
“For me, it’s not a political decision,” Chalmers told the newspaper. “That’s what a grand jury is about – take the emotion out of it and look at the facts and make your best decision based on your life experience.”
More troubling, however, is the fact that Chalmers attended, photographed, and commented on an event with Democratic state Sen. Kirk Watson while grand jury proceedings were ongoing.
Watson was a witness in front of the grand jury. On June 27, 2014, Chalmers shared a photo of the Watson event on a community Facebook page she started called Developer’s Dungeon. “Senator Kirk Watson telling the story of the Wendy Davis fillibuster (sic),” she wrote in a comment accompanying the picture.
The grand jury was selected in April of 2014 and its proceedings did not conclude until it returned two indictments of Perry last week. While grand jurors are not generally prohibited from engaging in political activity, Chalmers apparent giddiness at attending an event for a grand jury witness calls into question her ability to objectively scrutinize his testimony. Watson had testified before Chalmers and the rest of her colleagues on the grand jury just one month before Chalmers attended his event. Knowingly seeking out participation in an event featuring a grand jury witness while grand jury proceedings were ongoing also seems highly questionable.
Yet, the left now wants to make the story about how Perry did not demand the resignation of two Republican DA’s that got DUI’s… one twice. While I, too, find that troubling and hypocritical (I have been searching but cannot really find much mention of the incidents other than they happened), the bottom line is: did Perry do anything wrong or illegal in vetoing funding for the group led by a drunken, abusive, arrogant Democrat (perhaps some redundancy there) DA that heads, of all things, an “integrity” unit?
No, he didn’t. Yes, this is pure politics.
I don’t think that the DUI is the true issue, I have been a pot, not going to call the kettle on it. Now the bit where she uses her title of DA to try and coerce, threaten, intimidate, cajole and weasel her way out of a ticket that she has probably prosecuted many times – well, that is the sticker and most likely why Perry asked her to step down.
Kangaroo Courts – standard leftist practice since at least Lenin through his political descendants, like tbe fat, drunken Travis County democrat DA Lemberg…..